What a Socialist Really Wants

What exactly is a socialist?  You could spend all day studying encyclopedias and not settle anything.  Using various definitions, you could probably prove that anybody is or isn't a socialist. So let's talk to a socialist.  Ignore the verbiage and look inside his head.  When someone announces to the world, "I'm a socialist," what is that person thinking? With this focus, everything becomes simpler.  Socialists may not be able to claim experience, learning, smarts, or success.  But they make up for all that by a boundless certitude about philosophical and political matters.  It's as if they, albeit atheists, are guided by a divine vision. What is the central assertion contained in that vision?  Here, I believe, is what the self-proclaimed socialist is saying to the rest of us: "You pathetic losers are clearly not qualified to run your own lives.  Or...(Read Full Article)
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